Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
This award-winning book lifts the lid on slavery’s role in our lives. Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions.
Kevin Bales's disturbing story of contemporary slavery reaches from Pakistan's brick kilns and Thailand's brothels to various multinational corporations. His investigations reveal how the tragic emergence of a "new slavery" is inextricably linked to the global economy. This completely revised edition includes a new preface.
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free the Slaves, describes modern slavery as a global phenomenon and investigates how it exists in five countries.
Desmond Tutu calls the book “A well-researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing exposé of modern-day slavery with well-thought-out strategies for what to do to combat this scourge. None of us is allowed the luxury of imagined impotence. We can do something about it.”